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Environment, Energy and Land Use Legislative Update

June 4, 2009

The 2009 legislative session adjourned on June 3, 2009.  The table below is a preliminary list of new Public Acts regarding environment, energy and land use that may be of interest.  Many of the Acts passed in the closing days of the session do not have Public Act numbers yet; as the Public Act numbers become available they will appear on the "Bill Status" page.

Now that the session has adjourned, the Governor has 15 days from the date of receipt of an engrossed bill to either sign or veto the bill.  If after 15 days she has not signed or vetoed the bill, it automatically becomes law.  If any Public Acts are vetoed, the legislature will hold a veto session to consider or attempt to override those vetoes.

Also, the House and Senate will be back in special session starting on June 4.  The call of the special session restricts the call to consider and enact legislation limited to the following:

· The state budget for the biennium beginning July 1, 2009, and revenue to balance the state budget for said biennium;

· Bills needed to implement the state budget for the biennium beginning July 1, 2009;

· State bond authorizations and their underlying programs and projects; and

· Bills transferring funds to agencies with deficiencies for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

While the call of the special session is limited to these four topics, the topics themselves are broad and can be read to encompass a broad range of issues.

Table 1:  Select Environment, Energy and Land Use Related Public Acts

 

Committee of Origin

Bill No.

 

Title

Bill Status Report

Public Act No. / Latest File No.

ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

Environment

3

AA PROHIBITING THE ACQUISITION OR USE OF CERTAIN PARCELS OF LAND AS ASH RESIDUE DISPOSAL AREAS AND CONCERNING THE OPERATION OF A FOOD-WASTE-TO-ENERGY PLANT

Bill Status

PA No. 09-112

Environment

271

AAC FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT AND MILL PROPERTIES

Bill Status

File No. 411

Passed Hs. and Sen. as amended by Hs. "A" and Sen. "A"

Environment

891

AN ACT MODERNIZING CONNECTICUT FERTILIZER LAW

Bill Status

File No. 340

Passed Hs. and Sen. as amended by  Sen. "A" and Sen. "B"

Environment

995

AAC BENEFICIAL REUSE, RECYCLING AND ILLEGAL DUMPING AND MUNICIPAL DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS

Bill Status

File No. 907

Passed Sen. and Hs. as amended by Sen. "A"

Environment

1020

AAC PESTICIDE APPLICATIONS AT CHILD DAY CARE CENTERS AND SCHOOLS

Bill Status

PA No. 09-56

Environment

1021

AAC NOTIFICATION OF CONTAMINANTS IN DRINKING WATER

Bill Status

PA No. 09-30

Environment

1078

AA ESTABLISHING A BI-STATE LONG ISLAND SOUND COMMISSION

Bill Status

File No. 1009

Environment

5211

AAC LOCAL SHELLFISH COMMISSIONS

Bill Status

File No. 581

Passed Hs. and Sen. as amended by Hs. "A"

Environment

5277

AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE INVASIVE PLANT COUNCIL

Bill Status

PA No. 09-52

Environment

5875

AA AUTHORIZING SPECIAL DISTRICTS TO MAINTAIN WATER QUALITY IN LAKES

Bill Status

File No. 323

Passed Hs. and Sen. as amended by Hs. "A"

Environment

6501

AAC ELIMINATING SURETY BOND REQUIREMENTS FOR RESIDENTIAL UNDERGROUND HEATING OIL TANK REMOVAL OR REPLACEMENT CONTRACTORS

Bill Status

PA No. 09-122

Environment

6552

AN ACT BANNING THE POSSESSION OF POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS ANIMALS AND THE IMPORTATION, POSSESSION AND LIBERATION OF WILD ANIMALS.

Bill Status

File No. 516

Passed Hs. and Sen. as amended by Hs. "A"

Environment

6572

AAC BANNING BISPHENOL-A IN CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS AND FOOD PRODUCTS

Bill Status

PA No. 09-103

 

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

Energy and Technology

6306

AA ESTABLISHING A CODE OF CONDUCT FOR THE TRANSACTIONS BETWEEN NATURAL GAS DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES AND THEIR AFFILIATES, PREVENTING PROPANE TERMINATIONS FOR CERTAIN CUSTOMERS AND CONCERNING THE STATE'S ENERGY ASSESSMENT

Bill Status

File No. 922

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Planning and Development

1033

AA ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT FOR GREEN BUILDINGS

Bill Status

File No. 409

Passed Hs. and Sen.

Planning and Development

5254

AAC EXTENDING THE TIME OF EXPIRATION OF CERTAIN LAND USE PERMITS

Bill Status

File No. 439

Passed Hs. and Sen. as amended by Hs. "A"

Planning and Development

5536

AAC INTEREST ON CHARGES FOR SEWER SYSTEM EXPANSION

Bill Status

PA No. 09-89

Planning and Development

5861

AAC THE PROCESSING OF MUNICIPAL APPLICATIONS FOR STATE PERMITS

Bill Status

File No. 936

Passed Hs. and Sen. as amended by Hs. "A"

Planning and Development

6463

AAC MEMBERSHIP ON REGIONAL PLANNING AGENCIES

Bill Status

PA No. 09-80

Planning and Development

6466

AAC PROJECTS OF REGIONAL SIGNIFICANCE

Bill Status

File No. 449

Passed Hs. as amended by
Hs. "A"

Planning and Development

6467

AN ACT CONCERNING SMART GROWTH AND THE STATE PLAN OF CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT POLICIES PLAN

Bill Status

File No. 927

Passed Hs. and Sen. as amended by Hs. "A" and Sen. "A"

Planning and Development

6585

AAC REGIONALISM

Bill Status

File No. 940

Passed Hs. and Sen. as amended by Hs. "A"

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

Transportation

735

AN ACT IMPROVING BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN ACCESS

Bill Status

File No. 970

Passed Hs. and Sen. as amended by Sen. "A"

OTHER COMMITTEES

Commerce

1068

AAC GREEN JOBS

Bill Status

File No. 309

Passed Hs. and Sen. as amended by Sen. "B"

Commerce

6097

AAC BROWNFIELDS DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

Bill Status

File No. 314

Passed Hs. and Sen. as amended by Sen. "A"

Education

6496

AAC GREEN CLEANING PRODUCTS IN SCHOOLS

Bill Status

PA No. 09-81

General Law

6501

AAC ELIMINATING SURETY BOND REQUIREMENTS FOR RESIDENTIAL UNDERGROUND HEATING OIL TANK REMOVAL OR REPLACEMENT CONTRACTORS

Bill Status

PA No. 09-122

Judiciary

1126

AAC LAND RECORDS

Bill Status

File No. 677

Passed Hs. and Sen. as amended by Sen. "A"

Public Health

6539

AN ACT CONCERNING ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

Bill Status

File No. 978

Passed Hs. and Sen. as amended by Hs. "A"

Public Safety and Security

6284

AAC GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS

Bill Status

File No. 1003

Passed Hs. and Sen. as amended by Hs. "A"

If you have any questions regarding this newsletter or would like more detailed information, please contact Matt Ranelli at (860) 251-5748 or by e-mail at mranelli@goodwin.com.  You can also contact any member of the Environment, Energy and Land Use Group by calling (860) 251-5000 or by visiting Shipman & Goodwin's website at http://www.shipmangoodwin.com/.

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